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Red & Pink Superfoods for Valentine’s Day

Just because it’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you need to give up being healthful. I mean, all the red and pink dotting the grocery store and market aisles can’t be bad for you. Choose wisely and consume good-for-you foods with naturally vibrant red and pink colors for a happy and healthy Valentine’s Day.

Apples
apples

Packed with fiber (three to four grams per serving), sweet apples help keep you full, aid digestion and lower cholesterol.

Berries
Raspberries & Strawberries

All berries are low in calories and rich in fiber, not to mention loaded with vitamin C. Berries have also been linked to protecting memory. Enjoy dipped in dark chocolate for an extra sweet Valentine’s finish.

Cherries
cherries

The antioxidants in cherries are known to promote heart health. Try adding dried cherries into a homemade trail mix with dark chocolate chips and walnuts or almonds.

Pomegranate Seeds

pom study
A good source of vitamin C and antioxidants, pomegranates can help lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. Try mixing the seeds into a wild rice or quinoa dish, she suggests. Or turn them into a simple snack.

Tomatoes
tomatoe
Besides being rich in vitamins C and K, tomatoes’ cancer-fighting properties seems to target prostate cancer in addition to improving bone health.

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